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The agreement between the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States concerning chemical weapon

of May 15, 1992

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the hereinafter referred to as "State Parties of the Commonwealth",

recognizing that chemical weapon was created as part of single strategic capacity of the former USSR for the benefit of safety of the republics entering it,

noting that all objects for storage and production of chemical weapon are placed in the territory of the Russian Federation,

confirming obligations about joint participation in preparation and implementation of international treaties concerning reduction of armaments,

being full of determination to continue to be effective for the purpose of the fastest prohibition of development, production, stock accumulation, use of chemical weapon and its destruction,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The State Parties of the Commonwealth confirm obligations of the former USSR under the Geneva protocol of June 17, 1925.

At the same time:

The Russian Federation will undertake accomplishment of the obligations following from this Protocol with confirmation of the clauses concerning possible response use of chemical weapon made on April 5, 1928 in case of delivery on storage of the ratification letter

other State Parties of the Commonwealth in the territory of which there are no objects for storage and production of chemical weapon will consider the possibility of accession to the Geneva protocol without clauses concerning the right of response use of chemical weapon.

Article 2

The State Parties of the Commonwealth will pursue coordinated policy for the purpose of the fastest conclusion of the multilateral effectively controlled convention on chemical weapon prohibiting development, production and use of chemical weapon at the global level and providing liquidation of all its inventories.

Article 3

The State Parties of the Commonwealth will adhere to the decision on cessation of production of chemical weapon announced by the former USSR in 1987.

Article 4

The Russian Federation will undertake obligations on destruction of chemical weapon taking into account the real opportunities and according to international agreements.

The State Parties of the Commonwealth will cooperate in case of destruction of chemical weapon. Questions of participation of gosudarstvuchastnik of the Commonwealth in target financing of actions for destruction of inventories of chemical weapon are regulated by the free standing agreement.

Article 5

The State Parties of the Commonwealth will pursue coordinated policy on export control of chemicals of "double" appointment which are made by the industry in the peace purposes, but can be used for production of chemical weapon, and also technologies for their production.

Article 6

The State Parties of the Commonwealth will consult with each other on all questions connected with prohibition of chemical weapon.

Article 7

This agreement becomes effective from the moment of its signing.

It is made in Tashkent on May 15, 1992 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in Archive of the Government of the Republic of Belarus which will send to the states which signed this agreement, its verified copy.

 

For the Azerbaijan Republic

For the Russian Federation

For the Republic of Armenia

For the Republic of Tajikistan

For the Republic of Belarus

For Turkmenistan

For the Republic of Kazakhstan

For the Republic of Uzbekistan

For the Republic Kyrgyzstan

For Ukraine

For the Republic of Moldova

 

 

Note. The agreement is not signed by the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine.

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